Washington, (ANI): Hollywood actor George Clooney has credited his aunt for keeping him away from drugs. The Ocean's Eleven star was offered painkiller Vicodin by doctors after hurting his back filming the 2005 oil industry drama Syriana.
However, he declined to the offer because he had seen Rosemary's career plummet after she became hooked on prescription drugs. "My father had a difficult time for years when she was addicted to Percodan. My aunt's addiction haunted me when I injured my back," Contactmusic quoted Clooney, as saying.
"The doctors gave me a tub of Vicodin, but I didn't take any. I thought, "This is a bad time to decide to be a drug addict". It's all timing - when I'm 80, I'm all for being a drug addict, but not now," he added.
Story first published: Monday, October 20, 2008, 15:54 [IST]